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NEW Interview with Sam Heughan from Harper’s Bazaar   Leave a comment

Here is a NEW Interview with Sam Heughan from Harper’s Bazaar

From HB:

Outlander opted for an unexpected cliffhanger to close out its fourth season, setting up Jamie (Sam Heughan) for a major internal conflict come Season 5. In the episode’s final moments, Jamie receives an order from Governor Tryon to find and execute his beloved godfather, Murtagh, for his involvement with the rebellious Regulators.

More after the jump!

It’s a jarring close to a metamorphic season for the show. What began with Jamie and Claire’s dream to establish a quiet homestead in a remote section of North Carolina soon devolved into mayhem: Jamie’s unexpected reunion with Murtagh turned deadly when he realized his godfather’s political activities directly challenged Jamie’s relationship with Tryon. Then, Brianna’s arrival from the future brought news of Jamie and Claire’s impending deaths, as well as a very fresh, very painful trauma (and a missing fiancé), into the tumult of Jamie and Claire’s lives.

The Season 4 finale allowed a short moment of peace Outlander’s core characters before swiftly shattering it with Tryon’s letter, setting up significant complications for the growing Fraser family in Season 5. Heughan sat down with BAZAAR.com for a quick recap of Season 4’s conflicts and resolutions, and what to expect as the specter of the American Revolution draws closer.

Harper’s BAZAAR: In Season 4, Jamie and Claire witness a lot of painful moments in American history that Claire is already very familiar with: slavery, the treatment of indigenous peoples, the impending Revolution. How do you play a character who’s learning the truth about these historical ramifications in real time?

Sam Heughan: It’s the thing that happened in the earlier seasons when he first met Claire. She proved to him with Culloden and all that history, but this is on an even bigger scale. He totally believes her—there’s not even a question. She’s been right so many times. They’ve tried to change history before and have they been successful? Not so much. They’re very aware this season [about] what’s coming. It’s on the horizon, the Revolutionary War is there. You can sort of feel it—the thunderclouds are there. It’s setting it up. By the end of the season you see, no matter how hard they try, they get pulled into it. It’s really exciting for next season because it’s going to set up that whole world and the different political sides with Murtagh… It’s going to be tough. This is not the first time they’ve dealt with these things. And at first Jamie thinks he can play it. He can play with fate and play with history, maybe to his detriment

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